Concepts

… the 1,000+ concepts and terms that constitute
the essential vocabulary of public management

Concept225pixelA database of concepts and terms taught in MPP and MPA programs

The pages accessed through the index below include all the core concepts and terms on the Atlas.

The same material can be found through the List of Concepts in Alphabetical Order.

NOTE: We use the word “term” to indicate a concept that is essentially a definition and the page format for terms is slightly different from that of the standard concept page. However, for most purposes, terms are synonymous with concepts.

A

B

C

D

E

F

G, H

I

J, K, L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U, V

W, X, Y, Z

The concept pages produced on the Atlas are devoted to those we call core concepts (including effective practices, or micro-skills, see Skills and Tacit Knowledge, and terms) that is, the concepts and terms needed in the 120 core normed topics. See Defining Core. As of 2 December 2019 the Atlas has pages for 1,037 core concepts. We estimate that to provide adequate coverage of all 120 core topics, approximately 1,200 core concept pages will need to be generated.

Other lists of concepts and terms

See Reference for Business Concepts

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 2 December 2019.

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